Mary le Bow 2018
By Christian Eedes, 13 October 2020
Mary le Bow is an occasional release, the wine made by Bruce Jack in conjunction with the Frater family who have a farm outside Ashton – read more here. The 2018 has just been released, a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec, 14% Shiraz and 14% Petit Verdot, the wine matured for 12 months in 225-litre barrels, 30% new.
The nose shows red and black fruit, pepper and overt yet attractive oak-derived notes – incense, cinnamon, cloves and mocha. The palate shows good fruit definition with bright acidity and firm yet fine tannins. Slick in the best sense, this should only get better in bottle. Price: R320 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 91/100.
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